AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has today released its Sustainability Performance Report 2011 (attached). The report provides details of AGL's sustainability performance during the year ending 30 June 2011.

AGL measures and reports on sustainability performance to give stakeholders an understanding of the social, environmental and economic challenges facing AGL and the energy industry, and the steps that AGL is taking to protect and grow the long-term value of the business.

AGL has published an annual sustainability report since 2004 to communicate sustainability performance in the areas of customers, community, people, economic, climate change and environment.

AGL has been recognised as one of the world's leading electric utilities in sustainability performance by being named on the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) 2011/12. AGL was the only Australian company to be named among the 13 companies worldwide which make up the electric utilities section of the DJSI World. AGL was also named on the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) 2011/12.

In August 2011, AGL's 2010 Sustainability Report was awarded Best Sustainability Report, Best Sustainability Report in the ASX 50 and Best Sustainability Report in the Energy Sector at the ACCA Australia 2011 Sustainability Reporting Awards.

Last week, AGL has been included on the Carbon Disclosure Project's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the ASX 200/ NZX 50. AGL was also named as one of only six Australian listed companies on the CDP Carbon Performance Leadership Index.

AGL's corporate blog provides an opportunity for interested stakeholders to contribute to the sustainability discussion.

About AGL

AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated renewable energy companies and is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers. Drawing on over 170 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is Australia's largest private owner and operator of renewable energy assets and is looking to further expand this position by exploring a suite of low emission and renewable energy generation development opportunities.